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    Different Approach: Yeti-66 Downhill

    With the recent up stir of yeti-66's with 180mm forks (cough cough Jared Graves), I feel that this should have a thread of it's own. I have been asked questions about this and was curious myself, will the Fox 36 Talas 180-140 fork work on the 66 if people want more travel? What are the pros and cons of this. DH community, advice?

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    I have the SB66 with an X Fusion Vengeance 140-170mm and it rips. I mainly have it in the 140mm setting and use the 170mm setting for the scarier stuff. The SB66 handled Bootleg Canyon just fine albeit a little slower than a full dh bike. Of course many times it's the rider that makes the ride even better. A pro rider can make it look easy(er) on almost anything
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    Jared Graves really should have run a 160mm fork if only to refrain from putting this idea into everyone's heads.

    Yes, it will work, it's only 20mm more a2c, but at the end of the day it is not what the bike is designed for.

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    Jared killed it last week, but I don't think there are many downhill tracks where that setup will work.

    I thought about doing the same thing a year ago or so. But I realized that putting a 5+ pound fork on an All-Mtn machine is really not good for anything but going down. I have a more sensible 150mm talas now and the bike does what it was designed to do best.
    I already have an 8" bike for doing the big stuff.

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